Master (S."Herdir";"Orthor") was a form of address which expressed valuation.Master originally designated a man of learning, a Scholar or Craftsman but later also a teacher.In Middle-Earth the title was also used by heads of Guilds and other organisations as well as by elected leaders of settlements or councils.It was also used as a formal address for any respected person. Among the Northmen of Rhovanion The Term Master (Rhov."Maegster" or Meistari) often designated a Townsmaster or Mayor (S."Condir"), for example the Master of Lake-Town


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